Sunday, February 6, 2011
I am building all the technical parts for the Ducati girder fork and today I put in some long hours machining chunks of mild steel into the top and bottom links. All the milling is 100% manual and my arms are feeling it after a long day like today.
The Beezerker links are aluminum and took about one quarter the time these took me to make. I chose steel this time around because I am using bushings and bearings along with some precision ground shafts in such a way that I will have infinite adjust-ability in the tension of all the moving parts. Since this bike is going to be a daily driver ease of serviceability is a major design factor.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
The Beezerker has been getting loads of press and the requests for images and interviews is non stop.
Designing and building a motorcycle like the Beezerker, where art and design is just as important a focus as making it a functioning and street-able motorcycle, has really broadened it's audience.
I feel very fortunate to be able to push my art to this next level for it has truly changed the rest of my life in a very good way.